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Domination is the Word of the Night at Virginia Motor Speedway

Jamaica, VA – Chris Arnold had different plans on Saturday morning to go racing in West Virginia but with too much of a chance of rain, and they decided to stick to their home track, Virginia Motor Speedway. The change worked out great for the 99w car after being able to take the lead on the first lap of the race.

When the green flag flew Joey Polevoy took the lead but broke coming around on the next lap putting Arnold into the lead. The second caution of the night flew just a lap later when Jeff Solinger looked to have something break in his rear slammed into Mark Schools taking them both out of the race.

A couple of other cautions wouldn’t slow Arnold down as he cruised to the checkers but behind him, Hunter McClendon had a really good run to finish in second place after passing Chase Butler late in the race.

Over in the Victory Lap Pro Late Models, the drivers started things off with a three wide battle for the lead. Mark Parks tried holding off Davis Lipscombe but had nothing for him after the first lap. Logan Roberson set the fastest time and rolled off 6th for the feature and started his climb to the front early.

Just eight laps in Roberson made it three wide down the front stretch and took over second place but by this time Lipscombe had a significant lead. Logan caught a break though when on lap-11 the caution came out while he was a straight away back from the leader.

Davis got a good jump on the single file restart and Roberson did his best to keep up with him. Logan’s best shots at the lead came with just a few laps left as the two leaders were trying to negotiate through traffic. Lipscombe held off the hard charging Roberson for a flag to flag win.

Budweiser Modifieds Results:

  1. Chris Arnold
  2. Hunter McClendon
  3. Chase Butler
  4. Ryan Tolle
  5. Bret Hamilton
  6. Tim Schulte
  7. Lance Grady
  8. Francis Jarelle III
  9. Stephen Bryant
  10. Charlie Hubbard
  11. Curtis Barricks
  12. Adam Hoegerl
  13. David Kendall
  14. Mark Schools
  15. Jeff Solinger
  16. Joey Polevoy
  17. J.D. Eversole

Victory Lap Pro Late Models Results:

  1. Davis Lipscombe
  2. Logan Roberson
  3. Matt Quade
  4. Corey Almond
  5. Mark Parks
  6. Jared Powell
  7. Chuck Bowie
  8. Camden Testerman
  9. Matthew Tarbox
  10. Nicolas Love
  11. Darrell Dow
  12. Tyler Detter
  13. Carl Vaughan
  14. James Givens
  15. Robert Babb
  16. Brent Bordeaux

Scott Bloomquist Dominates for $20,000 at Virginia Motor Speedway

JAMAICA, VA – The Ultimate Super Late Model Series along with the Fastrak Pro Late Model series rolled into the 1/2 mile dirt track with twenty-three supers and twenty-two crate late models signed in for the 41st annual USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway.The biggest name there was National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist coming to town hunting for thr $20,000 payout for first place.

Bloomquist went out in the first group of cars and laid down a 16.671 second lap, just slightly off the track record of 16.509. In group two Earl Pearson Jr ran a 17.267 to grab the pole in his heat race and in group three Dale McDowell ran a 17.282. The heat races went quickly without any major incident and all the pole sitters keeping their top spots to start 1-2-3 in the 60-lap feature.

In the feature the Bloomquist jumped out to a lead early on and faced no real opposition through the race. Just fifteen laps in he was starting to lap cars but that was stopped on lap-18 for the 49 of Johnathan Davenport losing his driveshaft on the racing surface. Coming to the checkers the battle for second place heated up with McDowell and Pearson Jr making contact and Pearson able to take the position. In victory lane Bloomquist confirmed that he was slowing down slightly as his car lost a cylinder during the race, but he was still able to cruise to the finish for his first ULTIMATE Series win. Tyler Millwood finished fourth in the race putting him into first in points after Davenport was not able to finish. In fifth was Kenny Moreland who worked all the way up from starting 22nd in the twenty-three car field.

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In the Fastrak series Justin Williams set the overall fast time with a 18.798 second lap out of group two. In group one it was Matthew Nance with a 18.956 and in group three Matthew Quade ran a 19.006. Just like in the ULTIMATE series all the pole setters defended their top positions through their heat races.

In their main the racing was full of lots of three wide racing action and a few cautions that kept the field pretty close to each other. The biggest accident happened on lap thirty with three cars getting collected into the guard rail to set up a ten lap run to the finish. Ross Bailes got a great restart off the single file line and looked to be cruising to his win. Benji Hicks started reeling him in with four laps remaining but wound up finishing a half second behind Bailes. Unfortunately for Bailes he was light on the scales and Hicks would inherit the win. In Victory Lane a very emotional Hicks and family dedicated the win to his grandmother who passed away two years ago. With the win Hicks holds a two point lead over Jensen Ford in the Southeast Touring division of Fastrak.

Dirt Track Saturday Night Equals Exciting, Heart Pounding Racing at Virginia Motor Speedway

Victory Pro Late Models Battle Side-by-Side at VMS (Photo Credit: Al Goulder/ Al Goulder Photography)

Victory Pro Late Models Battle Side-by-Side at VMS (Photo Credit: Al Goulder/ Al Goulder Photography)

Jamaica, VA –  After a very successful opening night to the 47th season at Virginia Motor Speedway all four Aaron’s Dirt Series Championship divisions are set to be back in action this Saturday April 30th for Dirt Track Saturday Night. The evening will feature the Victory Lap Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions in some exciting side by side action.

The Weekly Racer will be getting dirty once more this season as we make our inaugural trip up to the 1/2 mile dirt track. Though the past couple years we have primary focused our attention to the asphalt tracks, there are still plenty of people who pay visit our site that enjoy some dirt racing. That being said, we want to take you along with us. We will pick up LIVE coverage over on our Twitter feed, @theweeklyracer powered by East Carolina Motor Speedway, at approximately 6:30 PM right along with Hot Laps. If everything goes well with no hiccups, our goal is to provide coverage for all four races (listed bellow) of the night.

In opening night action Davis Lipscombe of Mechanicsville, VA held off Walker Arthur of Forest, VA for the victory in Victory Lap Pro Late Model action while Brian Maxey of King George, VA brought home the win in Budweiser Modifieds, Matt Ashworth of Mechanicsville, VA took home the checkers in Truckin Thunder Sportsman action and Ryan Hutchens of Providence Forge, VA grab the win in Collision One Limited Stock Cars.

Competitor gates for Saturday April 30th will open at 4pm with spectator gates opening at 5pm. On track activities will begin at 6:30pm with hot laps.

Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday:

● Victory Pro Late Models (30 Laps)
● Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps)
● Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 laps)
● Collision One Limited Stock Cars (20 laps)
All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Admission price for Adults $12, seniors (60+) $10; military (active/retired w/ proper I.D.) $8, students 11 – 17 years old $6 and children 10 and under admitted free. Pit passes will be $20.

To enhance the fans racing experience the speedway has installed a short wave FM transmitter and all of the evening’s action can be heard at 95.5 FM. So bring your portable radio headset and enjoy hearing all the action.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

Race fans can go to www.vamotorspeedway.com to view the complete schedule Virginia Motor Speedway’s 2016 season, find detailed event information, get the latest news, and get complete ticket and camping information. In addition, fans can get social with Virginia Motor Speedway by following @vamotorspeedway on Twitter, clicking “Like” at www.facebook.com/VaMotorSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/VaMotorSpeedway.